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Grateful Dead Live at Mershon Auditorium - Ohio State University on 1976-09-30




Set 1

The Music Never Stopped % Sugaree
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble On Rose % Looks Like Rain
Peggy-O
El Paso % Crazy Fingers ->
It's All Over Now
Scarlet Begonias

Set 2

Lazy Lightnin' ->
Supplication % It Must Have Been The Roses % Samson And Delilah
Saint Stephen ->
Jam ->
Not Fade Away ->
Drums ->
Wharf Rat ->
Not Fade Away ->
Saint Stephen ->
Around And Around

Encore
Morning Dew


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Mershon Auditorium - Ohio State University
Location Columbus, OH

Source SBD>MR>DAT>CD
Lineage CD>EAC>SHN
Transferred by Andy Lemieux and Sean Cribbs

Notes

Note: No Disc 2 tracks are included. Charlie Miller's partial-show seed ( http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-09-30.sbd.18107.shnf ) can be used for that. Since the soundboard material here also came from Gans (with the same lineage, but without Sonic Solutions editing), I did not bother duplicating his work.

Disc 1 & 3 lineage: SBD>MR>DAT>CD>EAC>SHN
Special thanks to Andy Lemieux for the source discs, and any other unnamed parties who may have contributed to this being available.


Disc 1 Edits:
1. First 6 seconds of D1T01 patched with audience source.
2. Weir's vocals bleed at 0:22 into D1T01; reduced levels 3dB.
3. Patched 1-second dropout in mix at 5:47 of D1T01.
4. First 3 seconds of D1T04 patched with audience source.
5. First 35 seconds of D1T06 patched with audeince source.


Disc 3 Edits:
1. The left channel levels drop significantly from 2:28 of D3T02 to 5:50 of D3T03. I did not edit this in any way.
2. 2 minutes patched with audience source from 3:35 of D3T05 to 0:29 of D3T06.
3. Last 4:56 of D3T10, starting at 9:40, patched with audience source.

Sean Cribbs 7/2005

Reviews

Reviewer: wlg3 - - April 24, 2015
Subject: I'm with Fibber
It can be fun to read specific experiences from specific shows to help create a visual image while listening, but for general reminiscing, how about using the Grateful Dead Forum, just a click or two away with unlimited space?
Reviewer: BananaHammock - - September 30, 2014
Subject: hey fibber, STFU - thanks Debbie
These comments are for whatever people want them to be for. You don't run the Archive so stop trying to be a cop. Guys like you have always been around to tell people how to have a good time and it a drag.

Very nice to have SBDs of this very interesting little show.
Reviewer: fibber - - December 18, 2013
Subject: reviews
Hey gratefuldebbie, this section is called "Reviews", not "Warm and Fuzzy Reminiscences of My Days of Going to Dead Shows".
Reviewer: gratefuldebbie - - March 31, 2013
Subject: LIKE I'VE ALWAYS SAID
I don't agree with people rating the shows all the time and commenting how "lackluster" it is or it's not a "hot" show or they sound "tired and lazy" etc....The Grateful Dead are no longer and I for one miss them "more than words can say". I would love to go back and re-live all the shows I saw and all the tours I was on. I started in March 1973 (Nassau Coliseum - He's Truckin and She's Posin')and didn't stop until Jerry's untimely passing. But I can't go back. Not until Father Time perfects a machine or we "make it to the promised land"!!! I traveled by car, plane, train, ship, bus and motorcycle to see them.

Furthur is okay - but for me, it is not the same. I miss Jerry's smile and the energy they had while they were "in the groove". So let's all just be GRATEFUL we had them for so long and also that we have this sight. For me, all the shows are stellar and I would rather hear what some people call a "lackluster" show than not hear it at all. They truly were and will always be a "band beyond description". Thanks to all the people who make this sight available but more so to the people who spend countless hours working on bringing us the best sounding music (Charlie, Hunter, Dave etc..)
I send you all my thanks and appreciation.
Reviewer: grifftrain2000 - - November 23, 2011
Subject: 1976-9-30
Call me crazy, but I love the second set here. Im a big fan of 76, and there are some better all around shows here, but its something about the laid back groove here and closing with Morning Dew is icing on the cake. A solid 4 stars
Reviewer: gvtmule - - September 30, 2010
Subject: Sleeper
This show is underrated, apparently even by some who were there. Four may be a bit high, but its definitely not 2 stars, especially for '76. The band rarely played venues this small (approx 2,500) by this time and to me they sound fired up (again, in the context of '76). They are hot out of the gate with an excellent Music Never Stopped which includes a nice jam. The rest of the set is solid if not spectacular with a hot Crazy Fingers -> All Over Now being another highlight.

I dig Lazy Lightening as a set opener and while this isn't the tightest version it rocks. Although I'm not a big fan of the post hiatus St. Stephen this entire jam is pretty inspired. And Morning Dew encore? I would've loved to see this one.
Reviewer: Java Master - - August 2, 2010
Subject: Lackluster, but we could hear Donna!
Not the originally planned venue, a bigger hall on campus at Ohio State university was origibal venue, but was not booked due to ongoing hassles between school and promoters regarding use of upper decks in arena. Columbus was NOT a big music town at the time, and many promoters and bands skipped over in favor of Cleveland, Cinci, etc. and the many college venues available in the state.I almost missed this one, and got a pair of tickets at virtually last minute, band was NOT having a great nite, though, the hall was fine, but group seemed lackluster ( road tired?), mechanical in delivery, lack of sonic and dynamic range in presenting material ("it all sounds alike?"). Previous shows in earlier years had more variety, more energy. At least we could hear Donna in the mix for a change.This was the last Dead showe for years in Central Ohio area.
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